Treatment, when necessary, is administered in a timely fashion, with the expert and gentle care we have built your reputation on. However, we at Asheboro Family Dentistry are far more focused on the benefits of preventive care, because we would rather help you avoid needing treatment in the first place.
Most of the difficulties that befall your teeth and gums can be traced back to dental plaque, the filmy substance that forms on your teeth and at your gum line. It erodes your precious tooth enamel, forming cavities that start out small and then grow larger, putting you at risk for a toothache, infection, and invasive treatments that include root canal and tooth extraction. Dental plaque is also the reason for irritation, inflammation, and infection of your gums. Our Asheboro dental office urges you to start with a nutritious diet, limited in sugars and starches. They are the catalysts for the formation of plaque to begin with. Proper brushing and flossing on a daily schedule is key to preventive care. Brush your teeth when you wake up, before you go to bed, and preferably after meals, too. Floss between your teeth vigorously at bedtime to get out stubborn plaque and food particles. The above regimen is very important, but so is visiting our Asheboro dental office two times per year. That’s because tartar, a hardened form of plaque, may develop from any plaque that avoids your oral hygiene. It cannot be removed on your own, and it causes the same hazards as its more film-like version. You need a teeth cleaning, first of all to eliminate tartar buildup, but also to reverse the effects of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. By closing the gate right there and then, you won’t suffer later stage gum disease, and more alarming problems, including inflammation, infection, loss of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth.
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